East-West Guitars

Dartfords Nitrocellulose Lacquer Aerosol, 400ml can (Metallic Colours)



Nitrocellulose lacquer has been used on guitars since the fifties and sixties because of its excellent characteristics. Forming a very thin layer it allows the wood to resonate freely with little restraint. It can be spot repaired easily and when buffed, shows a beautiful shine. Finally, the way this lacquer ages (cracking, yellowing, checking) adds to the character of the instrument.

400 ml per can (Each can will provide 6-8 coats of a guitar body depending on how liberal each coat is)

**A few coats of clear nitro over the top of all colours is recommended for protection and a deeper shine.


Aerosols provide approximately 1.2sq m of coverage each. One can is usually sufficient for most guitar bodies. We recommend 2 for basses.

Usage Overview

A. Preparation
i. (Optional) Grain Fill Wood
ii. Sand to 320 Grit
B. Priming
1. Apply Cellulose Sanding Sealer Primer (3-4 coats). Usually grey primer is used for darker colours and white for lighter colours.
Sand to 600 Grit
ii. Metallic Cellulose Guitar Paint (2-3 coats)
D. Top coat of Clear Nitrocellulose Guitar Lacquer (3-4 coats)
E. Polish

If buying multiple cans please inquire for postage and lead time as I don’t have all the colours in stock and may need to order what you require.

Note* Postal regulations prohibit shipping aerosol cans outside of Ireland. This item must ship by ground freight only.

Additional information

Weight N/A

Daytona Blue, Kingfisher Blue, Lake Placid Blue, Ice Blue, Dark Pelham Blue, Light Pelham Blue, Burgundy Mist, Charcoal Frost, Dark Cola, Aztec Gold, Shoreline Gold, Gold Top, Modern, Gold Top, Vintage, Firemist Gold, Leaf Green, Sherwood Green, Midnight Wine, Ocean Turquoise, Royal Purple, Inca Silver

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